Rainbow spring rolls and brightly coloured dumplings: Vibrant new street food venue to open in Edinburgh

A colourful new street food venue set to be popular with Instagram foodies will open in the Capital this weekend.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 2:54 pm
Ozen Street Food will open in the Capital this weekend

Located on Rose Street North Lane and opening on Saturday April 10, Ozen Street Food offers a contemporary take on pan-Asian cuisine.

With rainbow spring rolls and brightly coloured dumplings, all freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients and coupled with a range of special secret sauces, the vibrant menu offers a culinary experience which is set to be popular amongst Instagram foodies.

The menu’s highlights include bao buns stuffed with a choice of tender fried chicken, juicy prawns, moreish halloumi, or fresh cauliflower filling, and served with a selection of secret recipe homemade sauces.

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Colourful food is set to be a hit amongst Instagram foodies looking for the perfect shot

The vibrant Vietnamese-style spring rolls are also set to be a winner and those with a sweet tooth will be hard pressed to say no to a fried bun bursting with Nutella, matcha or orange blossom cheesecake.

There’s the added bonus of the fortune cookies that come with every order – which will either contain inspirational words of wisdom or a discount code for a future order for the lucky ones.

The new Edinburgh eatery is the vision of 23-year-old Chris Thomas, and Mahdi Ben Hamou, also known as ‘Mezzo’, 25 – a self-confessed food-obsessed pair who both hail from the city and who met whilst DJing.

Their ultimate aim is to add a new dynamic to the Capital’s food scene and offer a contemporary take on pan-Asian flavours.

(L-R) Mezzo - co-owner, Jony - sous chef, Jacob - head chef, and Chris - co-owner.

Commenting ahead of the launch, co-owner Chris said: “The flavours, the brand, the energy of what we’re bringing to Edinburgh is totally new. There’s nothing else like this. The menu is bold, the presentation is playful, but most importantly the flavours are fresh and full.”

Mezzo added: “And it’s authentic. We’ve had a lot of fun preparing the menu, and I think that really shows, but despite the quirky edge we’re injecting into it all, we’re remaining true to the essential flavour combinations that will give each of our dishes that unmistakable Asian kick.”

Ozen Street Food opens to the public on Saturday April 10 with their full menu will be available to take away from the venue at 52 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh, and to order for delivery via Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

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